Squelch. Aural and pedestrian.
Gettin down in the mud, Orange Court rocks in the rain. Most of the stages surfaces simply become uncomfortable underfoot when the heavens open up. Too slippery on grass, too rocky, too puddly with bitumen, Orange Court simply goes a lovely squelchy gooey, no gravel, just beautiful smooth mud. It was a pure pleasure to arrive there in my not wasted (I was worried for a while) gumboots. Yummy. I have an idea...
Smooth rolling basslines. That's how Kikuchi Dub Sextet took the stage, as described by Fujirocker in good standing Jeff. Sauntering rather than blazing in, they placed the most prominent instruments centre stage: double bass and trumpet. This set the backbone of their set, which stayed at the same mellow point for about the first 30 minutes.
Nice keyboards making an appearance on some of their tunes. This is not a dancey kind of show. It is a laid back listen-and-enjoy experience. Mainly Jazzy tunes, the dub in their name made an entry about 20 minutes in, as the basslines started to stretch out and reverb. The pace picks up suddenly, and all of a sudden people are grooving loads more. The mud helps. This is music to slide your feet through. Contact with the earth should never be disestablished. Nice. It's right about my speed now.
Reported by Dominic Raos (2008.07.27 / 21:26)